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 Gina Lollobrigida

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Gina Lollobrigida Famous memorial

Original Name
Luigia Lollobrigida
Birth
Subiaco, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Death
16 Jan 2023 (aged 95)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial
Subiaco, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Memorial ID
248409278 View Source

Actress. She was one of the highest-profile European actresses of the 1950s and early 1960s, a period in which she was an international sex symbol. Destined to be called "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World", Gina possibly had St. Brigid as part of her surname. She was the daughter of a furniture manufacturer and grew up in a pictorial mountain village. The young Gina did some modeling and, from there, went on to participate successfully in several beauty contests. In 1947, she entered the Miss Italia pageant and came in third place, giving her national exposure. In 1949, she married a Slovenian physician, Milko Škofič. Her husband gave up the practice of medicine to become her manager. In 1960, Gina moved from her native Italy to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with her husband and their son Andrea. They divorced in 1971. Gina continued as an active supporter of Italian and Italian-American causes, particularly the National Italian American Foundation. In 2008, she received the NIAF Lifetime Achievement Award at the Foundation's Anniversary Gala. In 2013, she sold her jewelry collection and donated nearly $5 million from the sale to benefit stem-cell therapy research. She died in Rome at the age of 95.

Actress. She was one of the highest-profile European actresses of the 1950s and early 1960s, a period in which she was an international sex symbol. Destined to be called "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World", Gina possibly had St. Brigid as part of her surname. She was the daughter of a furniture manufacturer and grew up in a pictorial mountain village. The young Gina did some modeling and, from there, went on to participate successfully in several beauty contests. In 1947, she entered the Miss Italia pageant and came in third place, giving her national exposure. In 1949, she married a Slovenian physician, Milko Škofič. Her husband gave up the practice of medicine to become her manager. In 1960, Gina moved from her native Italy to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with her husband and their son Andrea. They divorced in 1971. Gina continued as an active supporter of Italian and Italian-American causes, particularly the National Italian American Foundation. In 2008, she received the NIAF Lifetime Achievement Award at the Foundation's Anniversary Gala. In 2013, she sold her jewelry collection and donated nearly $5 million from the sale to benefit stem-cell therapy research. She died in Rome at the age of 95.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Incog
  • Added: 16 Jan 2023
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 248409278
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/248409278/gina-lollobrigida: accessed ), memorial page for Gina Lollobrigida (4 Jul 1927–16 Jan 2023), Find a Grave Memorial ID 248409278, citing Cimitero di Subiaco, Subiaco, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy; Maintained by Find a Grave.